Joshua A. Ratner, M.D.

Joshua A. Ratner, M.D.

  • Brachial Plexus
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • Elbow
  • Hand
  • Oncology/Tumors of The Upper Extremity
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Upper Extremity Surgery for Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Wrist


Upper Extremity and Microsurgery: The Philadelphia Hand Center and Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

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Dr. Ratner graduated cum laude from Jefferson Medical College, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Ratner continued his training at the Philadelphia Hand Center where he served a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. Prior to joining the Hand and Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, he was a member of the medical staff at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia where he specialized in treating pediatric hand trauma, congenital differences, spinal cord injury, and brachial plexus palsy. Dr. Ratner is Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr Ratner holds a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Ratner has been honored as a winner for the 2021 Best of Alpharetta in the category of "Doctors."


  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Doctor of Medicine: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
  • Orthopedic Surgery Internship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Orthopedic Residency: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Upper Extremity and Microsurgery Fellowship: The Philadelphia Hand Center and Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member
  • Georgia State Medical Association
  • Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advanced Medical Specialists
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital
  • Northside Hospital – Atlanta
“Dr. Ratner was kind, gentle, and had a great bedside manner with my newborn son. He took the time to explain my son's treatment plan with me and via phone with my son's father, who could not be there in person due to the COVID policies. During the following weekend, when we had concerns about my son's hand, I emailed Dr. Ratner some pictures and the questions. He promptly responded, providing reassurance and even offering to see my son in the office the next day preferred. Although it was not necessary, we greatly appreciated Dr. Ratner's swift response and concern for our son.”
– Cinnamon C.
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